The Rise of the Valkyries

9m · July 31, 2020

The Rise of the Valkyries

Life and death in a Viking battle depended not on military prowess, but on the favour of the valkyries. Why were these mythical figures, who decided a warrior’s fate, female?This article was part of our Miscellanies series. Sign up to receive this free weekly long read in your inbox, at by Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir. Read by Greig Johnson. Music: Kai Engel. See


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